Family Law

When it comes to matters of the heart and family, we understand the sensitivity and emotional complexities involved. At Valletta Legal, we provide compassionate support and comprehensive legal services in various areas of family law. Our experienced team is here to guide you through the challenges of divorce, separation, and related issues, ensuring that your rights are protected and your best interests are served. We assist in giving pre-nuptial advice and advice on cross-border issues which are becoming more common in the sphere of family law and also issues relating to cohabitation and the drafting of deeds of cohabitation where the need arises.

Divorce and Legal Separation:

Going through a divorce or legal separation can be one of the most difficult and stressful times in a person’s life. Our team of family law attorneys is committed to providing you with the necessary legal guidance, support, and expertise to navigate this process smoothly. We strive to achieve fair and equitable resolutions regarding property division, child custody, visitation rights, spousal support (maintenance), and any other related matters. Our goal is to help you move forward with clarity and peace of mind.

Child Custody and Visitation:

When children are involved in a divorce or separation, their well-being is of utmost importance. Our attorneys have extensive experience in handling child custody cases, child abduction cases and other related issues where the primary consideration is ensuring that the best interests of the child are protected. We work diligently to help you establish custody arrangements that foster a stable and loving environment for your children. We also assist with visitation rights and modifications to custody orders when necessary.

Child and Spousal Support (Maintenance):

Financial matters are often a significant concern in family law cases. Our firm has a deep understanding of child maintenance and spousal maintenance laws, and we work diligently to secure fair and reasonable support arrangements. Whether you are seeking maintenance or facing a request for maintenance, we will provide strategic advice and representation to protect your interests and ensure financial stability for you and your family.

Division of Assets and Debts:

Determining how to fairly divide assets and debts can be complex and contentious. Our experienced family law attorneys are skilled negotiators who assist in establishing the consistency of the assets and liabilities which are to be split between the parties and proceed to help you achieve a favorable division of assets, including property, finances, and investments. We strive to protect your rights and secure an equitable resolution, taking into account the unique circumstances of your case.


Annulment proceedings in Malta offer a unique legal solution for individuals who wish to dissolve their marriage under specific circumstances, making their marriage null and void from its inception. Divorce differs from annulment in the sense that whilst the former terminates a legally valid marriage, the latter treats the marriage as if it never existed in the first place. At Valletta Legal, our dedicated team of family law lawyers is committed to providing you with the necessary legal advice and representation you need to navigate this challenging process successfully before the Maltese civil courts.

Mediation and Alternative Dispute Resolution:

While we are prepared to litigate when necessary, we also recognize the benefits of alternative dispute resolution methods such as mediation and collaborative law. These approaches can provide a more amicable and efficient means of resolving family law matters, often resulting in mutually beneficial outcomes. Our team is trained in mediation and collaborative law techniques, allowing us to explore these options and provide you with effective representation throughout the process.


Adoption is a life-changing event that brings joy and fulfilment to both adoptive parents and the child being welcomed into a loving family. Embarking on such a journey can be legally intricate. At Valletta Legal, our team of lawyers is here to provide you with the necessary advice and guidance you need prior to the commencement of the adoption process and throughout, including advice and representation before the civil courts for the recognition of foreign divorces here in Malta. With our commitment to the child’s best interests and a compassionate approach to adoption, we aim to make the process as smooth as possible.

Personalized Service:

At Valletta Legal, we understand the emotional and personal nature of family law matters. We are committed to providing a personalized service to each of our clients. Our team will do its utmost to listen to your concerns, answer your questions, and provide clear and honest advice tailored to your unique circumstances. We will guide you through each step of the process, ensuring that you are informed and empowered to make the best decisions for yourself and your family.

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If you are facing a legal dispute and considering arbitration as a means of resolution, our firm is here to guide you through the process. Contact us today, and let's work together to find a swift and fair resolution to your dispute. Your peace of mind and legal success are our priorities.